Malin Hay

17 Articles

As The Crown is renewed, here are five of the best movie monarchs

It’s very clear The Crown is here to stay – at least for another two seasons, that is. Showrunner Peter Morgan’s protestations that the...

As Eurovision heads to America, here are the top ten entries ever

Ah, Eurovision: the contest Europeans love and Brits love to hate. (And just like the EU, it seems Eurovision probably doesn’t like us much...

Five ways to pass the time during post-travel quarantine

Since UK travel restrictions have started to ease, there has been a lacklustre wave of foreign travel, with some hardy tourists taking advantage of...

Lockdown has had surprising health side effects

As this unprecedented global health crisis comes to the end of its first wave, we can sit back and take stock of the ways...

What the Hamilton backlash tells us about pop culture, partisanship and antiracism

Is Hamilton cancelled? In the six days since Disney+ released the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biographical musical, news outlets have been flooded with...

Why cinemas deserve saving after the coronavirus

Cinemas, like most other business ventures, reopened on 4th July. For how long, it remains to be seen. With talk of a second wave...

A Christian and a Muslim share their experiences of religion in lockdown

The coronavirus has changed the landscape of life for everyone in the UK – and more or less everyone across the world. One part...

The best places to holiday in Britain

Sometimes, a violent crisis prompts us to think hard about what’s really important in life: death, family, K-pop... Sometimes, though, a situation of extremity...

Are corporations doing enough to fight racism?

The brutal killing of George Floyd on 25th May has had repercussions of a scope unmatched throughout history. Protests in over 40 countries, in...

The five best works of literature about summer

Summer: it’s the season of long, lazy afternoons, holidays at the beach and foreign travel. Though some of that may not be possible this...